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Far-right FN to win no councils in French election: deputy party leader
30th March 2015 Far-right FN to win no councils in French election: deputy party leader
PARIS: The deputy leader of France’s far-right National Front said he was “sure” the party would not win any local council in Sunday’s election. With results still coming in from around the country, deputy leader Florian Philippot told...
Twelve hurt in New York building collapse, blaze
28th March 2015 Twelve hurt in New York building collapse, blaze
NEW YORK: Twelve people were hurt Thursday when a New York building collapsed and a large blaze tore through a second property, which was also in danger of falling down, the fire department said. Three of the injured...
Airliner skids off La Guardia runway as winter storm hits US
6th March 2015 Airliner skids off La Guardia runway as winter storm hits US
NEW YORK: An airliner skidded off a runway at New York’s La Guardia airport Thursday and slid to halt just yards from frigid waters, as a snow storm battered the US coast from Texas to Boston. Heavy snow...
US court denies request to move Boston bombings trial
28th February 2015 US court denies request to move Boston bombings trial
WASHINGTON: A US court Friday denied a request by alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for his trial to be moved out of the city, just days ahead of opening statements. A three-judge panel came down in a...
Mongolia pardons American accused of tax evasion involving SouthGobi Resources
26th February 2015 Mongolia pardons American accused of tax evasion involving SouthGobi Resources
ULAN BATOR: Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj has pardoned an American who was jailed over allegations of tax evasion involving SouthGobi Resources Ltd, the U.S. Embassy in Ulan Bator said in a statement. Justin Kapla had been released from...
Oil prices mixed ahead of US supply report
25th February 2015 Oil prices mixed ahead of US supply report
SINGAPORE: Oil prices were mixed in Asia Wednesday ahead of a key report expected to show further build-up in US crude inventories, hitting prices in an already oversupplied market, analysts said. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for...
Oregon police seize Native American relics headed for black market
25th February 2015 Oregon police seize Native American relics headed for black market
Oregon State Police have seized dozens of Native American artifacts, some more than 5,000 years old, that were collected illegally and likely bound for the black market, authorities said on Tuesday. Among the items seized from a house...
Killing of ‘American Sniper’ Kyle no ‘whodunit,’ prosecutor says
25th February 2015 Killing of ‘American Sniper’ Kyle no ‘whodunit,’ prosecutor says
STEPHENVILLE, Texas: The man charged with killing former U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle, the subject of the blockbuster movie “American Sniper,” acted coldly and deliberately in carrying out his deadly ambush at a Texas gun range, a prosecutor...
‘American Sniper’ Kyle never saw it coming expert testifies
25th February 2015 ‘American Sniper’ Kyle never saw it coming expert testifies
STEPHENVILLE, Texas: Former U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, whose autobiography was turned into the blockbuster movie “American Sniper,” was taken by surprise when was fatally shot two years ago at a Texas gun range, a forensics expert told...
Alejandro Inarritu wins best director Oscar for ‘Birdman’
23rd February 2015 Alejandro Inarritu wins best director Oscar for ‘Birdman’
LOS ANGELES: Mexican filmmaker Alejandro G. Inarritu won the Oscar for best director on Sunday for “Birdman,” his darkly satirical take on show business. This was the first Academy Award for Inarritu, 51, whose film stars Michael Keaton...
Shimmer and shine dominate rain soaked Oscar’s red carpet
23rd February 2015 Shimmer and shine dominate rain soaked Oscar’s red carpet
Shimmering beads and jewels in pale hues and dresses in bold tones brightened an unusually dreary rainy afternoon in Hollywood on Sunday as the film industry’s stars hit the glamorous Oscars red carpet.  Actresses Julianne Moore in shimmering...
‘Birdman’ soars to Oscar heights on best picture win
23rd February 2015 ‘Birdman’ soars to Oscar heights on best picture win
LOS ANGELES: The dark comedy “Birdman” held up a mirror to Hollywood and its struggling actors and received in return the film industry’s highest recognition on Sunday, the Academy Award for best picture. Director Alejandro G. Inarritu’s story...
New U.S. defense chief silent on date of Mosul offensive
21st February 2015 New U.S. defense chief silent on date of Mosul offensive
New U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Saturday he would not telegraph the precise timing of an upcoming Iraqi offensive to retake the city of Mosul from Islamic State militants, after a U.S. military briefing caused an...
New U.S. defense chief: withdrawal from Afghanistan under review
21st February 2015 New U.S. defense chief: withdrawal from Afghanistan under review
Washington is reviewing a plan to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan by 2016 to ensure that “progress sticks” after more than a decade of war, new U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter told reporters in Kabul on Saturday. Under...
Young topples third seeded Dolgopolov
21st February 2015 Young topples third seeded Dolgopolov
DELRAY BEACH, United States: Donald Young toppled third seeded Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Friday to book a semi final showdown with Australian Bernard Tomic at the ATP Delray Beach Open. Young, ranked 56th in the...
U.S. names special envoy to Colombian peace process
21st February 2015 U.S. names special envoy to Colombian peace process
WASHINGTON: The United States named a special envoy to Colombian peace talks on Friday, responding to requests from both the Colombian government and leftists rebels for Washington to take a more active role in ending Latin America’s longest-running...
Euro rebounds, stocks surge on Greek loan accord count falls
21st February 2015 Euro rebounds, stocks surge on Greek loan accord count falls
NEW YORK: The euro rebounded against the dollar and global equity markets surged to record highs on Friday after Greece and euro zone finance ministers reached an agreement to extend a Greek financial rescue package for four months....
On U.S. net neutrality rules, 11th-hour push against vague rule
21st February 2015 On U.S. net neutrality rules, 11th-hour push against vague rule
WASHINGTON: As the U.S. Federal Communications Commission prepares to vote on new rules for high speed Internet service, one aspect of the rules is drawing criticism from both opponents and proponents of tighter regulation. The FCC, which is...
Prices fall after Greek bailout agreement
21st February 2015 Prices fall after Greek bailout agreement
NEW YORK: U.S. Treasury debt prices fell in seesaw trade on Friday, with benchmark 10-year yields rising for a third straight week, as investors shifted away from safe-haven assets after euro zone negotiators agreed to extend Greece’s bailout....
White House: U.S. ports deal ‘huge relief’ for workers, economy
21st February 2015 White House: U.S. ports deal ‘huge relief’ for workers, economy
WASHINGTON: The White House said on Friday a deal between West Coast ports and the dockworkers union was “a huge relief” for the economy, businesses and workers affected by the lengthy labor dispute. President Barack Obama had received...
DR Congo vote will be key ‘opportunity’: US
19th February 2015 DR Congo vote will be key ‘opportunity’: US
WASHINGTON: The United States on Wednesday welcomed an announcement that the Democratic Republic of Congo will hold presidential elections in November 2016, after pushing President Joseph Kabila to respect the constitution. The key vote would be “an opportunity...
Nano drones may knock cholesterol out of bloodstream: study
19th February 2015 Nano drones may knock cholesterol out of bloodstream: study
MIAMI: Tiny nano particles that act like miniature drones could deliver a knock-out punch to plaque buildup in the arteries, according to an experimental approach described by US scientists on Wednesday. So far the anti-cholesterol treatment has been...
Pentagon chief opts for civilian as press secretary
19th February 2015 Pentagon chief opts for civilian as press secretary
WASHINGTON: US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, in one of his first decisions since taking office, plans to replace the military officer who serves as the Pentagon press spokesman with civilian, officials said Wednesday. Rear Admiral John Kirby told...
Boston breaks monthly snowfall record after latest storm
16th February 2015 Boston breaks monthly snowfall record after latest storm
NEW YORK: Boston braced for another pummeling of wintry weather Sunday, as officials declared February the snowiest month in the city’s history. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a cold weather warning in the New England hub, with...
Obama condemns killings of Muslims students as “brutal and outrageous”
14th February 2015 Obama condemns killings of Muslims students as “brutal and outrageous”
WASHINGTON: Condemning the killing of three Muslims in North Carolina as brutal and outrageous, U.S. President Barack Obama Friday said the Federal Bureau of Investigation has begun a probe into the murders. “No one in the United States...
US stocks jump as oil rises, overseas fears abate
14th February 2015 US stocks jump as oil rises, overseas fears abate
NEW YORK: US stocks pushed higher for a second week running as investor relief at higher oil prices and greater confidence over Greek debt talks and Ukraine peace prospects lifted the market. The broad based S&P 500 finished...
 
 
 
 
 
 

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